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User Researcher

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Aquent's client, an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products, is seeking a User Researcher for a 6–month assignment.

In this assignment, you will be part of a UX team working on multiple, unreleased products that use machine learning to solve complex problems. They are quickly moving from market definition phases of research to rapid prototyping and evaluation.

Position Overview:
You will work closely with a Senior User Experience Researcher to conduct lab, field, and large-scale beta testing. The right person for this role needs to be great at turning ambiguous situations into clear actions. She or he needs to be able to solve new problems with no previously-proven solutions. These solutions need to scale to large teams without losing site of the details. She or he will need to work with lots of different people and personalities, both internal and external vendors.

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:
1. Conducting rapid iterative prototype testing
2. Interviewing Beta Testers
3. Longitudinal Field research in Ethnography

Additional Responsibilities:
- Observing usability testing sessions and taking notes
- Providing detailed transcripts for the team and assisting with research prep
- Categorizing user research videos and creating highlight videos/screenshots
- Assisting with data analysis and report documentation

Required Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree
- 5 Years of year of industry experience as a User Researcher
- Strong program management skills

Nice to Have Skills:
- Experience researching wearable technology
- Experience research Internet of Things technologies
- Ergonomics training or research experience
- Experience researching products that use machine learning or machine intelligence

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